Benefits of Being LEAN

When I say Lean, I don’t mean dropping a clothes size, it’s all about efficiency.  I have written about different aspects of Lean in other newsletter articles, but why both, what’s the benefit?

Running a Lean Farm can bring many benefits to your business, examples being:

  • Increased efficiency of operations, less wasted time.
  • Healthier stock and/or crops.
  • Reduced waste.
  • Increased quality.
  • ​​​​​​​Safer working environment.
  • Happier team members.
  • Increased profits.

​​​​​​​With input costs rising, fertiliser at £300 per tonne and feed costs going up by £40 per tonne or more, it is essential that owners look at their business and identify areas where improvements can be made.  Lean is different to the usual cost benchmarking as it looks into the actual workings of the business on the ground to identify areas where efficiencies can be achieved.  Lean particularly focuses on reducing waste in eight areas, workplace organisation and value stream mapping or process mapping.

If you want to know more about Lean Farming,
please contact Phil  at  or Tel 07798 673665